Tax Clerk (CPT)

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 18-10-2017
Our client is looking for a Tax Clerk to join their hard working team...

Summary of Activities
  • Tax returns – completion of individual and trust tax returns.
  • Registrations for: VAT, Paye, UIF, WCA, SDL and attend to Queries
  • Client general correspondence.
  • SARS queries and follow-ups.
  • Provisional tax calculations and preparation of forms.
  • Preparation of individual and trust tax computations, including Capital Gains Tax calculations
  • Preparation of personal  statements of Assets and Liabilities
  • Preparation of Income and Expenditure statements in respect of sole proprietors and partnerships
  • Attending to applications for tax clearance and foreign tax clearance certificates
  • Dividends Witholding Tax Forms - completion
Professional Qualification
National Certificate/ Diploma in Taxation
Academic Qualification
Matric (minimum)
Work Experience
  • Basic knowledge of Management Accounting and Cost Accounting.
  • 2 years experience in a tax clerk position.
  • Working knowledge of SARS e-filing
  • Working knowledge of Greatsoft would be an advantage
Detailed Job Functions


  • Completion and lodgement of tax returns.
  • Registrations for VAT, Paye, UIF, WCA, SDL etc.including advising clients as to the documentation required for these registrations
  • Client general correspondence: such as requesting information from clients via email, fax and telephone.
  • Phoning SARS regarding queries and refund follow-ups.
  • Preparation of Income and Expenditure statements
  • Calculating Income Tax and structuring salary packages
  • Tax directive and Tax Clearance applications

Monthly and Annually

  • Provisional tax preparation for the Partners
  • Checking of Assessments and follow up of payments/refunds due
Technical Skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Greatsoft
  • E-Filing
Soft skills
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication
  • Ability to work under pressure (essential)
  • Deadline driven (essential)
  • Numerical skills
  • Patience
  • Ability to use initiative and to work independently
  • Time management skills
  • Build Client Relationships
  • Self-Learning and initiative
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Willingness to work overtime, where necessary, during peak periods
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